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November 9, 2000

Swiss American Inc. Recalls Cheese

St. Louis, MO (SafetyAlerts) - Swiss American, Inc.  said today it is recalling cut pieces of Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar and cut pieces of big block Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The cheese was manufactured by Wisconsin Hill and Valley Cheese Company of Cashton, Wisconsin.  Swiss American Inc. became the fourth company to recall possibly contaminated cheese products since November 3rd.

The recalled Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar was sold in grocery stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The red-waxed wedges of yellow cheddar cheese bear the sell-by dates of Aug. 12, 2000, through Feb. 8, 2001

Both cut Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar and big block Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar come as red waxed wedges of yellow cheddar cheese with the red and black Bench Cured Hoop Cheddar Cheese label in varied weight packages of between 10 ounces and 24 ounces with sell-by dates of August 12, 2000, through February 8, 2001.

Consumers with questions should call Swiss-American at 1-800-325-8150.

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